To ask His Majesty's Government what was the amount allocated per head of population in round two of the Levelling Up Fund to (1) England, (2) Northern Ireland, (3) Scotland, and (4) Wales.
2 February 2023
Details of the assessment and decision-making process for round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund are available in the published (attached) explanatory note(opens in a new tab). A detailed breakdown of funding requested and awarded in round 2 can be found in the published (attached) geographic and thematic analysis(opens in a new tab). The department does not request nor record the costs incurred by applicants to the Fund. As set out in the (attached) Written Ministerial Statement(opens in a new tab of 19 January, I am pleased to say there will be a third round of the Fund and we will outline more information on this in due course.
Unsuccessful applicants to this second round will be provided written feedback to support future applications into levelling up funds.
The published Levelling Up Fund Round 2 technical note set out the additional considerations that could be taken into account when making funding decisions. This included “ taking into account other investment in a local area, including investment made from the first round of the Fund to encourage a spread of levelling up funds across places.” The published explanatory note outlines the specifics of how decisions for the Levelling Up Fund Round 2 were made. Applicants to the Fund were informed of the outcome of decisions by letter sent on the 18 January.